I have been fighting this stress with positive thinking and taking part in activities that I enjoy, but I can only control my own stress levels and not someone else's. Even projecting positive thoughts and energy towards the other person was not helpful. I am not sure that even works, but many people believe if you think positive and act positive then good things will happen.
An article I read online suggested some strategies to manage stress. Unfortunately not all stress can be avoided, but there are healthy ways to deal with it. This includes: learn how to say no, avoid people who stress you out, take control of your environment, narrow down your to-do list, express your feelings, be willing to compromise, be more assertive, manage your time better, reframe problems, look at the big picture, adjust your standards, focus on the positive, don't try to control the uncontrollable, look for the upside, make time for relaxation, do something you enjoy, exercise, eat healthy and get some sleep. www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-management.html
As with most things in life everything always seems to turn out the way it is meant to. The problem is that in the moment it can be hard to see the end result. The trick is to realize that you're in control and are responsible for taking charge of thoughts and emotions and how we deal with problems.
Thought of the day: If you pamper a cow do you get spoiled milk?
Quote of the day: The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over
another. William James